A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 4-6-17



April 6th, 1967

The Shiner track team disposed of what figured to be the three top contenders for the ORVC crown in handy fashion last week. In the season opener Rising Sun defeated Shawe and Southwestern 68-44-35. The Shiners continued their point barrage Tuesday evening by downing South Ripley and Moores Hill, 82.5-56.5-9.

“Days of the East Enterprise Fair” will be recalled at the meeting of the Ohio County Historical Society Sunday, April 9th at the Public Library. The invitation is extended to all Ohio County and Switzerland County residents. Switzerland County was the site of the famous fair which was ounce the areas greatest summer attraction.

Ohio County Skeet and Gun Club in Rising Sun will hold its Mid-American warm-up Sunday, April 9th, featuring four new traps. The warm-up will be a 100-bird Calcutta.

Miss Judith Winn has been employed as second grade teacher in the Rising Sun Elementary School to replace Miss Judith Lang. Miss Winn’s sister; Mrs. Janet O’Neal is the high school foreign language teacher.

First grade class at Rising Sun in 1913 was taught by Mrs. Verna (Uhlmansiek) Detmer.

Domestic Science Class of Rising Sun in 1918 included Odessa McWilliams, Ann Vitz, Henrietta Douglas, Norma Cochran, Lucy Barkley, Goldebelle Campbell, Bessie McHenry, Jessie Scoopmire, Opal Anderson, Mary Rockafella, Roberta Lineback, and Lucy Ascherman. The teacher was Mrs. Edna North Torrance.

Ad reads: The Rising Sun Silgas Company has been moved from Nell’s Fashion Shoppe to Fifth Street opposite the Airport, Rising Sun Route 2. Lucian Koons, distributor.

Alps Theater, Vevay – “Fistful of Dollars” starring Clint Eastwood and “Lost Command” with Anthony Quinn.

At Aurora Palace – “Murderers Row” with Dean Martin and Ann Margaret and on Sunday afternoon will be “Boy 10 Feet Tall” and “Crack in World”.


April 5th, 1962

A Century old house will be torn down when the site for the new Rising Sun State Bank is cleared. It was originally called the Spencer Home and was owned by Mrs. Earl Danbury’s great grandparents, Mr. and Ms. John W. Spencer. In 1897 the home was purchased by Julius Schrumpf, great grandfather of Charles Gary. Judge and Mrs. W. D. Ricketts purchased the property in 1923 and sold it to the present owners, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson in 1950.

Robert Rimstidt recently flew to Hawaii where he has taken a position with the Kaiser Laboratories in Honolulu.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Baker, a daughter, Rae Lynn, March 26th.


April 4th, 1957

The Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department’s new red and white fire truck arrived in town Saturday, at 1 p.m. to the accompaniment of screaming sirens and flashing red lights. Fire Chief Russell (Pat) Uhlmansiek and nearly a score of firemen, Mayor Myron D. Snyder, Councilmen Robert Wadsworth and others met the truck at the City Building.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Emery Kittle, a daughter, Reva Kay, March 23rd; to Mr. and Mrs. Abe Griffin, a son, March 29th; to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Cochran, a son, Ricky Lee, March 28th; to Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, a son Darrell Jay, March 31st.


April 2nd, 1937

The Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp SCS-13, will hold open house Monday at 2 p.m. celebrating their fourth anniversary in Rising Sun.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kittle, a son Walter David, March 15th.


April 5th, 1917

The ancient, honorable and sublime ceremony of the Masonic Order in laying the cornerstone of the new Carnegie library Tuesday afternoon, April 4th, was the first instance of such an occasion in the history of Rising Sun Lodge No. 6 F. & A. M.

Lloyd Buchanan and Reed Swinford, employed as Chauffeurs by the Neaman Auto bus line, have been retained by the new owners, Rodgers & Barricklow.


April 5th, 1907

The street sprinkling tank and engine have been moved from the river bank to the ice plant, Mr. Cochran having purchased the outfit.

The ice plant is again in operation, having been completely overhauled. Two wagon loads of ice were shipped from the plant here to Aurora Wednesday.

The post office at Hartford has been discontinued.